Il Taglio means ‘the cut’ or ‘the blend’ in Italian. For this wine we wanted to showcase the best of our Mediterranean varieties, ‘those which have made the cut’. Our 2013 “taglio” is a blend of Shiraz (36%), Nebbiolo (34%), Grenache (14%) Barbera (6%) Sangiovese (6%) and Mourvedre (3%). Each parcel was kept separate, in a mix of old and new oak, until the final moments when meticulous blending sessions were carried out to ensure just the right proportion of each was used to make the best wine possible.
Our Alicante wine is made from grapes sourced from a stunning hilltop vineyard in the South Burnett. This naturally red fleshed (teinturier) variety requires little intervention to extract its deep inky colour. Gently handled in closed fermentation vessels it is then pressed to French oak barrels for maturation.